Narrative Therapy Approaches for Physical Health Problems: Facilitating Preferred Change

Editor : Lincoln Simmonds, Editor : Louise Mozo-Dutton

Narrative Therapy Approaches for Physical Health Problems: Facilitating Preferred Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : March 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Forthcoming
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 36859
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782202769
  • ISBN 10 : 1782202765
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Narrative therapy is an exciting and evolving psychotherapeutic approach. This book takes the reader on a journey across the territory of narrative therapy theories, principles and practices and its application to the field of physical health. It explicitly considers a person’s context and explores ways of intervening that goes beyond the individual. This includes working with medical teams, engaging in conversations about broader narratives of health and wellness, alongside ideas for adapting practice to take account of particular settings and client groups. Although a lot of theoretical ground is covered, the overarching remit of this book is as a practical guide. Thus this text has been peppered with examples to help explain concepts or illustrate how ideas can look in practice.

This is a book for all professionals who are therapeutically supporting people with physical health problems, across the lifespan. It is intended for those that have an interest in understanding more about how to address the emotional needs of the people with whom they work. Health problems can serve to shrink possibilities for lives and identities and this book consider ways to open up therapeutic space. The intention is to then use this space to assist a person to identity preferred ways of living or managing their health conditions, and to facilitate them to step more fully into these preferred stories.

About the Editor(s)

Lincoln Simmonds is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about using ideas from narrative therapy in his work with children and young people. He has worked with young people with a range of physical health problems, and more recently with young people with neuromuscular difficulties. He has presented workshops, supervised other practitioners and written about using narrative therapy approaches.

Louise Mozo-Dutton is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with people living with physical health conditions, an interest sparked during her training, and one that has continued to grow and develop since qualifying in 2009. To date, Louise has worked within HIV services and acute in-patient medicine; she also has experience of supporting people with diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, respiratory problems and degenerative conditions. Narrative therapy remains her guiding therapeutic model; she completed the diploma in 2014 and has been part of a narrative supervision group for a number of years.

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